Inspired by 'everything' rooms seen in a lot of condos, we decided to create a space that does it all. Here's how to create a room that functions as a guest room, storage space, office, and just about everything in between.
Above: lidded baskets, large baskets, trunk coffee table, alarm clock, Pottery Barn; striped cushions, lattice cushions, area rug, slip covered chairs, Cocoon Furniture; Brimnes daybed, Hemnes bookcases, Lesnik desk, boxes, Ikea; sconces, Union Lighting; duvet cover, Euro cushion covers, bookends, decorative boxes, picture frame, turtle on stand, HomeSense
We started with a day bed as opposed to a pull out couch. We wanted to go for a built in look without investing in built-ins, and the daybed is key there. This is a very simple and inexpensive base that allows you to customize with bedding and cushions.
A rustic trunk really does double duty. It conceals seasonal storage and acts as a coffee table in this den space.
To achieve the built in look, we flanked the day bed with bookshelves. We think you can use bookshelves for more than just books, and have opted to fill these ones with closed sea-grass baskets and boxes for storage. This really activates the shelving without creating clutter. Make sure to mirror both sides with the same baskets and boxes for a very clean cohesive look.
We framed wallpaper with molding to create a large focal point. What we've achieved is a customized piece of art that is flanked by two wall sconces. The gold in the sconces add some glamour and hit of luxury to this space. When budget is a concern, add small luxury touches that make the entire space feel custom, which the wallpaper and sconces achieve.
A rustic trunk really does double duty here. It conceals seasonal storage and acts as a coffee table when using this as a den space. Store extra towels, bedding, and pillows in here and your guests will never know.
Desk and Chairs
We love the idea of double duty furniture. Having three occasional chairs would be too much in a space this size, so go for two and use one as a desk chair when you're working. Similarly, don't fill up the room with a desk and a dresser. Choose one or the other. We filled up the rest of the space with ample storage, and think that a simple and sleek desk really rounds out the space.